Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)

12:30PM ET
1 day
12:30PM ET
1 day


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U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, TrustArc, and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will co-host a workshop on the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPRs). The workshop will feature panel discussions focused on implementation, benefits, and operation of CBPRs as well as the next steps for promoting CBPRs. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks.

12:30-1:00        Registration

1:00-1:20          Welcoming Remarks and Introductions:

Charles Freeman, Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Government Keynotes

Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce

Acting Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen

1:20-2:00         Session 1: APEC CBPR Regulator Discussion

Hugh Stevenson, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Dr. Fumio Shimpo, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission

2:00-2:10         Coffee Break

2:10-3:25         Session 2: Operational Discussion on CBPR

Moderator: Josh Harris, Director, International Regulatory Affairs, TrustArc 
Anick Fortin-Cousens, Program Director, Corporate Privacy Office & Privacy Officer, Canada, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, IBM
Harvey Jang, Director, Global Data Protection & Privacy Counsel, Cisco
Bonnie Yeomans, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer, CA Technologies

3:25-4:45         Session 3: Next Steps for CBPR:  Importance of CBPR for trade, Interoperability with other frameworks (GDPR), PRP, Increasing involvement of companies / countries

Moderator: John Miller, Vice President, Global Policy and Law, ITI
Abigail Slater, Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy with the National Economic Council
Jim Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Security for Services, Department of Commerce
Mark Schaan, Director General, at Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada
Markus Heyder, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Johnathan McHale, Deputy Assistant USTR for Telecommunications Policy
Shinji Kakuno, Director, International Affairs Office, Commerce and Information Policy BureauMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan

4:45-5:00         Closing Remarks

5:00 PM          Reception starts


Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail or call 202-463-5682.